Dock Ellis Stats

Dock Ellis was born on Sunday, March 11, 1945, in Los Angeles, California. Ellis was 23 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 18, 1968, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Dock Ellis baseball stats page.

"The Pirates were clinging to their 1-0 lead. Dock (Ellis) was staring at the scoreboard when he realized he'd pitched hitless ball for seven innings. He smacked ( Dave ) Cash on the arm. 'Hey, look,' said Dock, pointing at the scoreboard. 'I've got a no-no going!' Cash gave him a blank look. 'A no-no?' asked Cash . He'd never heard the term before. But Cash wanted to keep the pitcher loose and happy, so he smiled and said nothing." - High Times Magazine (August 1987)
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis Autograph on a 1971 Topps (#2)
Dock Ellis Autograph on a 1971 Topps (#2)

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Birth Name:
Dock Phillip Ellis
Nickname:
None
Born On:
03-11-1945  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Los Angeles, California
Year of Death Data Died On:
12-19-2008 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Los Angeles, California
Cemetery:
Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
High School:
Gardena High School (Gardena, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Both
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
210
First Game:
06-18-1968 (Age 23)
Last Game:
09-29-1979
Draft:
Not Applicable
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
1968 23 Pirates 26 10 5 6 5 .545 2.51 2 0 0 104.0 426 82 29 35 4 38 4 52 6 1 1 -
1969 24 Pirates 35 33 0 11 17 .393 3.58 8 2 0 218.2 917 206 87 101 14 76 7 173 4 4 2 -
1970 25 Pirates 30 30 0 13 10 .565 3.21 9 4 0 201.2 863 194 72 81 9 87 11 128 3 10 0 -
1971 26 Pirates 31 31 0 19 9 .679 3.06 11 2 0 226.2 943 207 77 93 15 63 5 137 4 2 0 -
1972 27 Pirates 25 25 0 15 7 .682 2.70 4 1 0 163.1 663 156 49 60 6 33 4 96 2 3 0 -
1973 28 Pirates 28 28 0 12 14 .462 3.05 3 1 0 192.0 803 176 65 86 7 55 7 122 3 6 1 -
1974 29 Pirates 26 26 0 12 9 .571 3.16 9 0 0 176.2 731 163 62 71 13 41 5 91 5 7 1 -
1975 30 Pirates 27 24 1 8 9 .471 3.79 5 2 0 140.0 621 163 59 69 9 43 9 69 0 3 2 -
1976 31 Yankees 32 32 0 17 8 .680 3.19 8 1 0 211.2 886 195 75 83 14 76 1 65 4 4 1 -
1977 32 Yankees 3 3 0 1 1 .500 1.83 1 0 0 19.2 85 18 4 9 1 8 0 5 1 0 1 -
1977 32 Athletics 7 7 0 1 5 .167 9.69 0 0 0 26.0 128 35 28 33 5 14 0 11 1 1 0 -
1977 32 Rangers 23 22 1 10 6 .625 2.90 7 1 1 167.1 685 158 54 60 13 42 1 90 4 0 0 -
1978 33 Rangers 22 22 0 9 7 .563 4.20 3 0 0 141.1 592 131 66 81 15 46 0 45 3 2 0 -
1979 34 Rangers 10 9 0 1 5 .167 5.98 0 0 0 46.2 215 64 31 34 5 16 2 10 2 0 0 -
1979 34 Mets 17 14 3 3 7 .300 6.04 1 0 0 85.0 391 110 57 60 9 34 10 41 2 1 0 -
1979 34 Pirates 3 1 0 0 0 .000 2.57 0 0 0 7.0 29 9 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
12 Years 345 317 10 138 119 .537 3.46 71 14 1 2,127.2 8,978 2,067 817 958 140 674 66 1,136 45 44 9 -
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1968 23 Pirates 27 29 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 11 3 0 0 0 .069 .069 .103
1969 24 Pirates 37 68 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 40 7 0 0 0 .088 .114 .088
1970 25 Pirates 38 70 9 7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 37 4 0 0 0 .100 .125 .114
1971 26 Pirates 44 79 11 16 0 0 0 0 12 6 0 29 10 0 0 1 .203 .259 .203
1972 27 Pirates 36 59 6 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 22 1 0 0 0 .153 .167 .153
1973 28 Pirates 29 65 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 32 6 0 0 0 .108 .134 .108
1974 29 Pirates 30 56 6 12 1 0 0 0 4 8 0 15 5 0 0 1 .214 .313 .232
1975 30 Pirates 30 36 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 8 7 0 0 1 .111 .220 .139
1976 31 Yankees 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 32 Yankees 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 32 Athletics 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1977 32 Rangers 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1978 33 Rangers 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 34 Rangers 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
1979 34 Mets 17 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 .077 .111 .077
1979 34 Pirates 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
12 Years 388 489 42 65 4 0 0 0 23 27 0 201 44 0 0 3 .133 .178 .141
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1968 Pirates P 26 10 312 23 0.9 23 5 18 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.99
1969 Pirates P 35 33 656 53 1.5 50 15 35 3 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.06
1970 Pirates P 30 30 605 57 1.9 55 21 34 2 3 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.45
1971 Pirates P 31 31 680 56 1.8 54 22 32 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .964 2.14
1972 Pirates P 25 25 490 31 1.2 31 16 15 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.71
1973 Pirates P 28 28 576 47 1.7 46 16 30 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.16
1974 Pirates P 26 26 530 40 1.5 36 14 22 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .900 1.83
1975 Pirates P 27 24 420 26 1.0 24 8 16 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .923 1.54
1976 Yankees P 32 32 635 42 1.3 39 19 20 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .929 1.66
1977 Yankees P 3 3 59 3 1.0 3 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.37
1977 Athletics P 7 7 78 4 0.6 4 1 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.38
1977 Rangers P 23 22 502 34 1.5 31 15 16 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .912 1.67
1978 Rangers P 22 22 424 35 1.6 33 11 22 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .943 2.10
1979 Rangers P 10 9 140 11 1.1 10 2 8 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 1.93
1979 Mets P 17 14 255 20 1.2 20 7 13 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.12
1979 Pirates P 3 1 21 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.29
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
P Totals 345 317 6,383 483 1.4 460 173 287 23 26 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.95
12 Years 345 317 6,383 483 1.4 460 173 287 23 26 n/a n/a n/a .952 1.95
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1968 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.6 14.5 1.37 4.50 3.29
1969 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 2 n/a 0.0 1.7 68.0 2.28 7.12 3.13
1970 Pirates 1 0 1.000 0 8 n/a 0.0 1.9 70.0 1.47 5.71 3.88
1971 Pirates 2 0 1.000 0 13 n/a 0.0 2.7 6.6 2.17 5.44 2.50
1972 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 11 n/a 0.0 2.7 59.0 2.91 5.29 1.82
1973 Pirates 1 0 1.000 0 1 n/a 0.0 2.0 0.0 2.22 5.72 2.58
1974 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 4 n/a 0.0 3.7 14.0 2.22 4.64 2.09
1975 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 3 n/a 0.0 4.5 36.0 1.60 4.44 2.76
1976 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.86 2.76 3.23
1977 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.63 2.29 3.66
1977 Athletics 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.79 3.81 4.85
1977 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.14 4.84 2.26
1978 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.98 2.87 2.93
1979 Rangers 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.63 1.93 3.09
1979 Mets 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 3.7 26.0 1.21 4.34 3.60
1979 Pirates 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 1.29 2.57
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
12 Years 4 0 1.000 0 43 0 0.0 2.4 21.3 1.69 4.81 2.85
Dock Ellis

Dock Ellis Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1968 Pittsburgh Pirates 37 , 40 Undetermined - -
1969 Pittsburgh Pirates 40 Undetermined - -
1970 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - -
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined Stats Stats
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - -
1973 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - -
1974 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - -
1975 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - -
1976 New York Yankees 36 $80,000.00 - Stats
1977 New York Yankees 36 Undetermined - -
1977 Oakland Athletics 36 Undetermined - -
1977 Texas Rangers 17 $130,000.00 - -
1978 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1979 Texas Rangers 17 Undetermined - -
1979 New York Mets 35 Undetermined - -
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 17 Undetermined - -


Did you know that Dock Ellis once tied the the National League record for hitting batters in an inning ? Did you know it wasn't an accident? Ellis attempted to hit every batter in the Cincinnati Reds lineup on May 1, 1974 , as he was angry that the Pirates were intimidated by Pete Rose , Johnny Bench , Joe Morgan and the rest of the Big Red Machine. In the clubhouse before the game Ellis announced, "We gonna get down. We gonna do the do. I'm going to hit these motherfuckers." Ellis took the mound and drilled Rose in the ribs. Morgan was next, he was hit in the side. Dan Driessen batted third, attempt to spin out of the way, he got plunked in the back, bases loaded. Cleanup batter Tony Perez had a pitch thrown behind him, another thrown over his head, and somehow avoided two others to draw a walk. Manager Danny Murtaugh pulled Ellis, but not until after Dock sent the next two pitches directly at the head of Johnny Bench .


Dock Ellis was an iconoclastic figure during the 1970s who won 13 straight games in 1971 (helping the Pirates eventually win the 1971 World Series ), he started the 1971 All-Star Game , he had 15-win seasons in 1971, 1972 & 1976, he was Comeback Player of the Year after being traded to the Yankees and helped them during the 1976 pennant race where they eventually won the 1976 World Series , and (unfortunately, but due to his own admission) he is now remembered as "the pitcher who threw a no-hitter on LSD". Debates have been raised over the years about whether Ellis really was on LSD when he pitched the no-no; the video (seen above) is an animated short documentary that celebrates Dock Ellis' legendary LSD no-hitter and the exclusive description (seen below) is researched and written by author Rich Westcott ( RichWestcott.com / Rich Westcott Books ), originally appearing in his book No-Hitters (McFarland, 02/15/2000, 'Dock Ellis', Page 256):

Dock Ellis (Box Score: 06-12-1970 )

Just 11 days before he faced the NL West's sixth place San Diego Padres on Thursday, June 12 , Dock Ellis had beaten the very same Padres , 5-1, with a strong six-hitter. Now, he faced them in the first game of a doubleheader before a crowd of 9,903 at San Diego Stadium.

The 25-year-old Ellis lugged a 4-4 record for the second place Pirates of the NL East. The Padres , in their second year in the National League, countered with Dave Roberts .

Roberts was outstanding. He made only two mistakes, serving up second and seventh inning home run balls to Willie Stargell .

But Ellis was better. Although he was wild, walking eight and hitting one, the Bucs ' hurler set the Padres down without a hit. Ellis struck out six and retired the side in order only three times.

It took a fantastic catch by second baseman Bill Mazeroski to preserve the no-hitter. Leading off the seventh, pinch-hitter Ramon Webster laced a low, hard liner to Mazeroski's right. The slick fielding second sacker took two steps, dove and made a sparkling backhanded catch.

The Padres hit few other balls hard. Ellis, however, was in trouble right from the star. In the first after getting Dave Campbell to fly out to right, he walked Steve Huntz . Al Ferrara fouled out to first, but Nate Colbert followed with another walk. The inning ended when Ollie Brown was called out on strikes.

Ellis retired the Padres in order in the second with the help of a fine one-handed catch in center field by Matty Alou on Chris Cannizzaro's hard liner.

But with two outs in the third, Huntz walked again. Ferrara then struck out. It was a similar story in the fourth when Ellis hit Ivan Murrell with a pitch after strikout out Colbert and Brown . After Murrell stole second, Cannizzaro fouled out behind the plate.

Ellis got wild again in the fifth after getting the firs two outs. He walked Campbell , who stole second, and Huntz for the third time. Ferrara grounded out to end the inning.

The pattern differed in the sixth when Colbert drew a leadoff walk and stole second. Ellis got Brown and Murrell on pop ups, then walked Cannizzaro before striking out Tommy Dean .

Mazeroski made his brilliant play on Webster in the seventh, and Ellis went on to reitre the side in order. In the eighth, Ferrara flew out to right and Colbert hit a sinking liner that Alou grabbed at the knees in center. Brown walked, but was stranded as Murrell forced him at second a grounder to short.

Ellis ended strongly, getting the Padres out in order in the ninth. Cannizzaro opened with an easy fly to Alou in center. Pinch-hitter Van Kelly then bounced a grounder to first where Al Oliver gloved it and threw to Ellis covering the bag for the second out. Ed Spiezio pinch-hit, and after running the count to 2-2, took a called third strike for the final out.

The Padres came back to win the second game, 5-2. Ellis went on to fashion a 13-10 record for the season.

Dock Ellis No-Hitter
Dock Ellis No Hitter ( Box Score ) | The Pocono Record | June 13, 1970 | Page 12

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